Before anyone gets all defensive, I have nothing against the MacBook Air. That's just it, however. I read all 5 pages of this "review" and didn't learn anything. It didn't answer any of the 200+ questions posted in discussion of the lead-in article, "What's wrong with the MacBook Air
," nor did it supply any facts about the system that I hadn't found elsewhere (such as Steve's keynote). The article explains the design trade-offs in subjective terms. It reads like pure marketing material. That's not what I call "in-depth review."
People asked some really simple-to-answer questions about the MBA in the lead-in discussion, if you have your hands on one, and we got no more recognition than helping to...
"underscore the fact that the Air has captured the attention of customers both with its new form factor and with its controversial design tradeoffs engineered to deliver its thin profile and light weight."
What a wasted opportunity to share some experience from actually using
the device. According to the lead-in article:
we managed to snag the one of the few available HDD-based units from one of the company's San Francisco outlets and have set to work on an in-depth review of its ins and outs.
Based on the content, I have to wonder whether the author has done more than touch a display model at Macworld like all the other reviewers so far. I'm considering getting a MBA but I want to know more before making the purchase. Reading this article wasted my time. Please try again and listen to your readers, this time.